Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn Votes for Path to Citizenship for DACA Recipients, Resources to Boost Border Security

‘It is a good starting point because it could actually be signed into law and solve the challenge we promised to address.’   ‘I believe sincerely that Republicans and Democrats alike both want to provide certainty to these DACA recipients, but we’ve got to address the underlying problems with our border security and our flawed immigration system as well.’   ‘There are about 124,000 DACA recipients in my state of Texas, and I will proudly cast a vote soon to ensure that they stay here and contribute to our schools, our churches, and our communities. We are a nation of immigrants.’    Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) voted for the Secure and Succeed Act, a proposed solution for DACA recipients that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults and strengthens border security.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks from the Senate floor just before the vote are below.   “It is a good starting point because it could actually be signed into law and solve the challenge we promised to address.”   “It would provide them a predictable and productive future. I’m glad to be a cosponsor of this legislation which is called the Secure and Succeed Act. It does… provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million people who are DACA eligible.”   “Just as importantly, this bill provides a real plan to...

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Cornyn, Cruz Announce Application Process for Texas Judgeships

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in Texas. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the Senators.   “As a former judge and Attorney General of Texas, I understand the importance of ensuring that we have the best people sitting on the federal bench and enforcing the law in Texas,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I...

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Dollar General Breaks Ground on Distribution Center in Longview, Texas

Construction is officially underway on Dollar General’s newest distribution center in Longview, Texas. Located in Gregg County, the distribution center is expected to create approximately 400 new jobs at full capacity, as well as temporary construction positions to build the nearly 1,000,000-square-foot facility.   “Dollar General is excited to expand our supply chain and distribution operations in the Lone Star state with today’s announcement,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “This facility is expected to support Dollar General’s growing store count in Texas where we already operate more than 1,400 current locations and have complementary operations in...

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Liberty Hall shows love all month long

In February Liberty Hall celebrates Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with a special February schedule that’s all about love, community and seriously good music.   On Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., we will play The Newlywed Game! For this live recreation of the TV classic, four lucky couples will be chosen from the audience to participate and have the chance to win special prizes, including an all-expenses paid dinner and overnight stay at Tyler’s famous Kiepersol Winery. Come and hour early for complimentary beer and wine.     On Saturday, Feb. 10, we have two special events...

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Cornyn Statement on Passage of Disaster Relief, Budget Agreement

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released this statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, including nearly $90 billion in funding available for relief efforts following natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey:    “While long-overdue, this bill is a big step forward for Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey up and down our coast. We know the recovery process is far from over, but these resources will go a long way for Texas families, small businesses and communities who are still rebuilding.   “I will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Governor Abbott and our congressional delegation to ensure Texans...

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